What is VREP?
This course may serve as an opportunity for students to expand their expertise with the modeling software, to explore 3-D animation in greater detail, or to develop more advanced skills related to the virtual reality programs like CREO, Blender, and Maya.
What are other students saying about VREP?
The following are quotes from actual VREP students:
"I used to not be very good with grades. Needless to say they have improved. I was a C, D student. I probably would have dropped out... I used to be one of those kids that didn't care. I didn't care anything about teaching or anything about the school, but now that I've used this technology I can see that there will be great improvements with history and instead of using a text book, you can flip on a screen and say this is what it would look like and instead of seeing a 2-D picture, a whole 3-D thing. Maybe even experience what happened."
"I think [VR] helps because being able to see it helps me out a lot better because I can get a mental picture of what it looks like, rather than just the words the teachers say."
"This [using VR] is kinda jumping me forward [in my classes] because I ask questions of some people that are past physical science."
"We're always working together and a lot of people say that's a valuable skill."
"Yes, and that comes down to all the stuff with touching, the sensors... [another student] helped with most of this stuff... so it went by pretty quick, with all the properties which I had no clue about until he showed me."
What can you take away from the program?
The ability to:
1) Complete 3D and/or VR projects that have personal and educational relevance/importance.
2) Apply math, science, and design concepts within the context of high-end 3D graphics and animation program.
3) Learn skills that can be transferable to a growing high-tech industry in Iowa, along with learning more about business and industry that utilize 3D / Virtual reality.
4) Apply 21st Century Skills: creativity, collaboration, communication, and self-direction
Interested in learning more about the program? Check out VREP